SUKI’S KIMONO by Chieri Uegaki

SUKI’S KIMONO

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Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

On the first day of school, Suki is determined to wear her favorite clothes, even though her two older sisters don’t approve. She doesn’t care about new or cool outfits, just about wearing the kimono, geta, and pink scarf her obachan gave her. Many kids at school do tease Suki, but she continues to hold her head up. When it’s her turn to tell about her summer, she describes the festival she attended with her grandmother and begins to dance as her obachan taught her. Now instead of teasing, Suki has the respect of her classmates. And in a twist of irony, the sisters who told Suki she’d be teased for her outfit come home grumpy because no one noticed their new clothing, while Suki dances home with the wind in her pink scarf. Jorisch’s watercolor illustrations are reminiscent of Japanese brush paintings. Her characters’ faces are extremely expressive and perfectly portray their feelings. A wonderful story about being yourself, with the added bonus of teaching readers a little about Japanese culture. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 1-55337-084-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Kids Can
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 2003




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